Parker for the People

Annise Parker is the new mayor of Houston!

Move over boys, as of January, there is a new mayor in H-town.

That's right ladies and gents and everything in between and not included, in a state where gay marriage is illegal, in a city that voted no to same-sex partner benefits, a new, openly gay mayor has been elected.

Annise Parker won with 53.6 percent of the run-off vote against Gene Locke, who may or may not, have been trying to play both sides of the 'my opponent is a homo' card.

Card tricks aside, this is a day to celebrate, Parker won promising to keep Houston's safety, schools, economy, and finances in mind. Many believe that it was probably her financial restraint platform that pushed her out in front of Gene Locke. After five years of managing Houston's money as the city comptroller, she certainly has the experience. Now it will be Houston may tout the honor of being the largest U.S. city with an openly gay mayor.

So here's to you Annise Parker, for paving the way. May many follow in the footsteps of your sensible, butt-kicking shoes.

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